Advancing digital health products
to enhance patient care
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS
The widespread adoption and use of software technologies is opening new and innovative ways to improve health, health care delivery, and patient engagement.
As technology continues to advance all facets of health care, software has become a key component of all products, integrated widely into digital platforms that serve both medical and non-medical purposes.
Syncro Medical provides critical expertise to companies seeking to adapt their products to the burgeoning Digital Health market.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TO ENABLE DIGITAL HEALTH PRODUCTS
Syncro Medical designs and builds the enabling software for a wide range of digital health products. Our developers are experienced in the core technologies underlying Digital Health – IoT, Bluetooth, mobile, embedded software, Cloud front– & back-end.
We’re available to assist you at any stage of your Digital Health go-to market journey.
|ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN||TESTING & QA|
Digital Health, Digital Medicine, & Digital Therapeutics
Experts in Digital Health have recently agreed on a construct to describe this complex industry. The term “Digital Health” effectively serves two purposes. It is used as the name for the overall market segment and as the title for the primarily consumer-focused, least regulated category of products. Digital Medicine describes products that are used as a complement to medicines and devices, requiring greater regulatory oversight. Digital Therapeutics describes products that are used directly for management or treatment of disease.
Digital health technologies can empower patients, payers, and providers to make better-informed decisions about patient health, provide new options for facilitating prevention or early diagnosis of life-threatening diseases, and assist in the management of chronic conditions outside of traditional care settings.
Software and technologies that assist in diagnosis, treatment options, storing and sharing health records, and managing workflow can enable more efficient clinical practice.
APPLICATIONS FOR DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY:
|- Lifestyle Apps||- EMRs|
|- Fitness Trackers||- E-Prescribing Apps|
|- Nutrition Apps||- Medication Reminder Apps|
|- Clinical Trial Support||- Patient Portals|
|- Personal Health Records||- Online Data Repositories|
MOBILE DATA COLLECTION FOR CLINICAL TRIAL
A medical device manufacturer was planning a clinical trial for a new therapy regimen.
This client needed to rapidly create an Android mobile application to gather data from a patient-worn health band, and to host a daily patient survey related to the use of their device.
Syncro Medical helped the client to define the workflow and UX experience, implemented the mobile app, and created a cloud-hosted back-end to receive the daily data uploads. The effort was completed in time for their clinical trial.
DEVICE FOR PATIENT-DIRECTED CARDIAC REHAB
In a move to enter the Digital Medicine space, a manufacturer of cardiology devices recruited Syncro Medical to help extend the capabilities of an existing product in order to facilitate patient-directed rehabilitation. Specifically, Syncro Medical was asked to create a prototype app that utilized the device’s existing heart rate and accelerometer functions to provide patient-directed therapy involving exercise.
The application will integrate signals from a wearable device with patient self-assessment data to help a cardiac patient to safely undertake an exercise program to improve heart health. A proprietary hand-held device is used by the patient to interface with the system. Syncro Medical has completed the prototype, which is now being used by our client for human factors study and clinical testing.
COMPANION APP – CONNECTED DRUG DELIVERY
A major pharmaceutical manufacturer made a strategic decision to move “beyond the pill,” but had no internal experience with Digital Medicine. Syncro Medical was engaged to design & implement their initial combination product offering, which combined companion apps with their new family of connected drug delivery devices.
To help their R&D team secure management approval, Syncro Medical first created prototypes for wireless device/app communications, UI, and workflow.
With executive management approval, Syncro Medical implemented native apps for both iOS (using Swift) and Android (using Kotlin). The app primarily receives usage information from the BLE-enabled drug delivery device, provides real-time feedback on drug delivery quality, and monitors potential overuse. It also provides various additional features for physician/patient support and disease management. The data is pushed to the cloud for sharing with physicians and other caregivers.
The first-of-its-kind Digital Medicine system recently received FDA approval, solidifying this pharma’s position as a leader in this disease segment.
MOBILE APP TO ENHANCE CARE FOR AT-HOME RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Syncro Medical worked with a global medical device manufacturer to develop an iPad application that would safely ‘untether’ the caregiver from their patient’s ventilator. This app gives at-home caregivers the information and guidance needed to provide enhanced care and support for their patients.
Syncro Medical designed and implemented an iPad application that allows caregivers to provide remote monitoring of the ventilator via Bluetooth for their critically ill patient. Using this app, caregivers are now able to be in other parts of the home and receive real-time alarms on their iPad in the event of ventilator malfunction. The app provides detailed instructions to the caretaker for addressing various alarm conditions.
With this new feature, the caretaker’s role was made easier, and ventilation therapy effectiveness for the patient was significantly improved.
The rise of software-driven connected technologies has created a fundamental shift in health data and information flows, and therefore, in the practice of medicine.
Digital medicine products can be used independently or in concert with pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, or other products to optimize patient care and health outcomes. Digital medicine provides patients and healthcare providers with intelligent and accessible tools to address a wide range of conditions through high-quality, safe, and effective measurements and data-driven interventions.
APPLICATIONS FOR DIGITAL MEDICINE:
|- Digital Diagnostics|
|- Digital Biomarkers|
|- Electronic Clinical Outcomes|
|- Companion Apps for Drug Delivery|
|- Measurement & Intervention|
Digital therapeutic products deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder or disease. Clinical evidence and real world outcomes are required for all DTx products. They are reviewed by regulatory bodies as required to support product claims of risk, efficacy, and intended use.
APPLICATIONS FOR DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS:
|- Treatment of Disease|
|- Management of Disease|
|- Improvement of a Health Function|
WORKING WITH SYNCRO MEDICAL
Over the course of 30+ years, Syncro Medical has completed many hundreds of software projects, earning the trust and confidence of scores of medical manufacturers from startups to major internationals. We’re honored to put our stamp of quality on so many category-leading products.
In virtually every case, our clients ask us to contribute again down the line – for a new development phase or for an entirely new product. Bring us your interesting, industry-leading product development challenges that will engage our team of gifted developers. We’ll respond with a wealth of experience and a perspective that ensures outstanding results.
PROGRAMMER APP FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICE
Following an extensive vendor search and evaluation process, Syncro Medical was selected as the software development partner for this company’s Digital Therapeutics (DTx) product.
This established medical products manufacturer is developing a new implantable device. It will be linked wirelessly to separate control units (“programmers”) to be used by the physician and the patient. Each programmer app will run on a standard mobile device – a tablet for the physician (to set up the patient’s treatment regimen) and a smartphone for the patient (to control actual treatment).
Applying its mobile development expertise, Syncro Medical worked closely with this client to refine user requirements. We then developed a multi-device platform architecture which will provide a common set of services and features to be used by each app. The app platform is designed to support Android, iOS, and UWP apps. The platform was developed using Xamarin Forms (Microsoft’s cross-platform UI toolkit), so that functionality could be shared across Android, iOS, and UWP in a single code base. Because of the success of this app platform, Syncro Medical was asked to adapt it for use with another implantable product sold by their European division.